There is so much to Hindi sahitya that has the essence of the divine as expounded in Hinduism. Exotic India's handpicked collection of books in the vernacular is exhaustive and has been sourced from the obscurest nooks and crannies of the Indian subcontinent. A lot of these are translations from Indian vernaculars of lesser accessibility, whereas some have no translations available from the original Hindi in which they were written. The pleasure of reading Indian literature in Hindi is insurmountable.
Q1. What are
the seven holy books?
Different religions have different views and
definitions of God that are described in their respective religious books and
texts. These books are considered holy and are therefore highly revered. The
seven holy books are Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Upanishads, Quran,
Bible, Torah, and Tripitaka or Pali Canon. The Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, and Upanishads
are the holy books of Sanatan Dharma or Hinduism. These sacred texts were
compiled by Vsayadev and were then passed down through disciplic succession.
The Quran is the holy book of
Islam that mentions the words of Allah, the all-powerful. The holy book
of Christianity is the Bible which is divided into two sections; the Old
Testament and the New Testament. The Torah is the holy book of Judaism and Tripitaka
is the holy book of
Q2. What are
the books every Indian should read?
There are two categories of knowledge: Para Vidya
(Spiritual knowledge) and Apara Vidya (Material knowledge). India is known as
Bharat Bhoomi and is renowned for its strong spiritual culture. Many people
from different parts of the world visit India to receive Para Vidya. Anyone who
takes birth in India is considered pious and believed to have spiritual credit.
Therefore, every Indian should cultivate spiritual knowledge by reading
scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita,
Charitamrita, and other Vedic literature.
Q3. What was the first
is believed that Rig Veda,
one of the four main Vedas, is the first religious sacred text. It was written
in the Sanskrit
language around 5,000 years ago, at the beginning of Kaliyuga. The Rig Veda
includes many verses that are recited during many important rituals. The text
consists of the Samhita, Brahmanas,
are some excellent books to read about Hinduism?
If you wish to have a short list of the finest books to gain
knowledge about Hinduism, you can choose the following: “नामसंकीर्तन की महिमा- Glory of Naam Sankirtan (Story of Sri Varaha, Nampaduvan,
Sri Vishnuchitta and Goda Devi)” by Ojaswita Chatuwedi, “हमारा सांस्कृतिक वैभव- Our Cultural Glory” by Devendra Singh Arya, “श्रीश्रीचैतन्यचरितामृत – Sri Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita” by
Krishnadas Karviraj Goswami, “शरणागति के द्वारा स्वतंत्रता- Salvation by Sharanagati” by Gopal
Krishna Goswami, and “श्री ईशोपनिषद्- Shri Ishopanishad” by A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Srila Prabhupada.
are the best books on the origin and history of Hinduism?
It may sound illogical but the information mentioned in the
Vedic scriptures is proof that Hinduism is not just a religion but a way of
life and has existed from time immemorial.
Some books that you can refer to know more about Hinduism are “सर्वोत्तम योग - पद्धति: The Topmost Yoga System” by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila
Prabhupada, “भारतीय संस्कृति के मूल तत्त्व (संस्कार, वर्णाश्रम व्यवस्था, पुरुषार्थ चतुष्टय) - The Foundations of Indian Culture
(Sanskaras, Varnashrama, Purusharthas)” by Pt. Vrajavallabha Dwivedi, “प्राचीन भारत का सामाजिक एवं आर्थिक इतिहास : हिन्दू सामाजिक संस्थाओं सहित: Pracheen Bharat Ka Samajik Aur
Arthik Itihas : Hindu Samajik Sansthaon Sahit” by Dr. Shiva Swarupa Sahay.
Q6. Where can I
purchase Vedas, Puranas, and Upanishads?
Exotic India is
one stop online store where you can buy all kinds of spiritual books; from
Vedic scriptures to books written by saints and many authors. You will find
authentic Hindi translations of the Vedas, Puranas, and Upanishads on
our website. Many authors have also presented commentaries on each Sanskrit verse.
Exotic India offers a platform to people from all over the world to connect
with the divine teachings of Vedic scriptures and immerse in the devotion of
Q7. Where can I find the best Hindi
translation of the Bhagavad Gita?
If you are looking for the Hindi version of the Bhagavad Gita, you
are at the right place. At Exotic India, you will be able to find various Gitas
containing the original 700 Sanskrit verses and their Hindi translations. Some
books also contain the purports (explanation) for each verse. Some of the best
seller Bhagavad Gitas in Hindi are ‘श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता: Srimad Bhagavad Gita’ published by Gita Press,
‘श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता यथारूप: Srimad Bhagavad Gita (As It Is)’ by
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, ‘श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता: Srimad Bhagavad Gita With
Word-to-Word Meaning Hindi Translation’ by Swami Sivananda.
Q8. Where can I find the best Hindi
translation of the Bhagavad Gita?
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